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Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

July 24, 2015
Many Glacier Hotel

What are your favorite hotels in Glacier National Park? Alan and I are often asked this question. And, without hesitation, we answer, “Many Glacier Hotel.” Location, location, location. If you’re looking for world-class views and access to some of the best hiking trails in Glacier National Park, Many Glacier Hotel wins hands down, in my boomer traveler opinion. […]

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Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

July 13, 2015
Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Find hotels in Great Smoky Mountains here! The hot summer months are a great time to hit the mountains. Whether you’re an avid hiker or prefer to travel by car, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a fascinating destination. Today’s guest writer, Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library, takes us on a very unique […]

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Five Funky Things To Do in the Florida Keys

June 25, 2015
Sunset in Key West, Florida

On a Florida Keys road trip, as a guest of The Florida Keys and Key West, I expected to indulge in tasty seafood, treat myself to key lime pie, appreciate early American history, go charter fishing and photograph numerous sunsets. While I found all of this and more, what I didn’t expect to find were the […]

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Hiking to Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante

June 17, 2015
lower calf creek falls-9

Waterfall hikes are a treat in the rugged high desert of the American Southwest. On a visit to Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Alan and I discovered one of the best. The hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls is our favorite memory from a road trip along Scenic Byway 12, a designated All American Road at […]

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Learning to Blend Wine at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery

June 11, 2015
Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina

How are wines made? Would you like to learn how they are blended to create the perfect mix of acidity, tannin, sweetness, fruit and body? You can do that at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina. When Visit Winston-Salem introduced me to the culture, history and fine dining of the area, a wine […]

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Breakfast at Snowberry Inn: Cream Eggs Recipe

May 29, 2015
Snowberry Inn Cream Eggs recipe

Alan and I appreciate a bed and breakfast that serves a hot breakfast. That’s why we build extra time into our boomer road trips for enjoying a leisurely morning meal. And that’s what we found at Snowberry Inn in Eden, Utah when Innkeeper Andrea served up her delicious cream eggs recipe. On a road trip to Utah, we […]

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Exploring NYC’s Fabulous Food Halls and the High Line

May 25, 2015
Le District La Fromagerie

Everyone knows that New York City has some of the most diverse culinary options in the world. However, with so many mouth-watering options at your disposal, trying to decide on where to go can be overwhelming. Today’s guest writer, Judy Freedman from A Boomers Life After 50, is here to point us to some of […]

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Exploring the White Pocket

May 21, 2015
White Pocket

If anything piques our travel radar, it’s exploring the many off-the beaten-path travel destinations located throughout our incredible National Park System. Today’s guest writer, Bill Haskamp, is here to tell us all about one of the most remarkable and isolated sites in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument as we go exploring the White Pocket. By way […]

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Fishing in the Florida Keys: A Boomer Woman’s First Catch

May 19, 2015
Fishing in Islamorada with Capt. Skip Bradeen.

Fishing in the Florida Keys? This travel princess? Those were my thoughts when I learned a Florida Keys press visit would include a half-day fishing charter with Captain Skip Bradeen on the Blue Chip Too. When our group of travel writers arrived at Whale Harbor Marina in Islamorada, my misconceptions about offshore fishing were about […]

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Wine Valley Inn & Cottages: a Charming Stay in Solvang

May 14, 2015
Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

On a coastal California road trip that doubled as a multi-generational birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, Alan headed the car inland to the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara and the Danish-inspired town of Solvang. Our accommodations at the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages proved to be the perfect setting for this road trip to Solvang. Situated on Copenhagen Drive, […]

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